Long time readers know I have a few opinions when it comes to weight and size. And veganism. And the intersection of the two.
- I believe you can be a “good” vegan, a “healthy” vegan, and still consume added fats, salt and sugar. I do not believe that following a restrictive vegan diet makes you “disease-proof.” (Ginny takes some of this on, far batter than I, in her When Vegans Get Cancer post.)
- I believe that by eating a well-balanced diet filled with vegetables, fruits, beans/legumes, grains, and nuts and seeds – while enjoying indulgences and vegan “junk” food in moderation – I can still be fit. Fit and round, in my case. My plumper belly does not make me a bad vegan, regardless of who is trying to sell the vegan dream through promises of thinness.
Today I shared these thoughts on the topic with my friend Dianne – a fellow vegan lifestyle coach – and her readers on VeggieGirl.com. I hope you’ll check out: Guest Post: I am Not a Skinny Vegan by JL Fields, VLC. Dianne recently shared her story on creating a vegan community here and I am delighted to be on her blog today!